Women in Food
More than 70% of women who work as servers, bartenders or in other food industry roles say they've been sexually harassed by their employers, coworkers or customers, according to a recent survey by One Fair Wage, an advocacy group, in partnership with Social Science Research Solutions.
Men Can Be Victims Too
43% of men reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment and or assault in their lifetime according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), 55.8% of the complaints received during 2020 were related to retaliation after reporting a sexual harassment incident. Retaliation discourages victims from reporting and fosters a toxic work culture. It comes in many forms, including a demotion, exclusion from staff activities, or unfavorable reassignment.
Cost of Sex-Based Harassment
According to the International Center for Research on Women, A meta-analysis of 41 studies of workplace sex-based harassment estimated that, on average, companies lose about $22,500 in productivity per harassed individual.